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View from the Chairside: Teeth in a Day…Really?

Once again, I had the pleasure to work with and host Dr. Paul Belzycki, dental surgeon from Toronto. He continues his series of mentorship posts, presenting valuable clinical expertise gathered over four decades in private dental practice. As usual we are very grateful and thankful for his valuable contribution and continued support. I hope you enjoy watching the case. We always welcome your feedback, thoughts, suggestions, and questions. Email us at oasisdsicussions@cda-adc.ca or if you would like to call us, our toll free number is 1-855-716-2747. Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager Dr. Belzycki’s Thoughts Teeth in a day…really? Accurately ...

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Welcome to the Inaugural Shimon Friedman Endodontic Symposium & Alumni Weekend

Dr. Bettina Basrani is one of the organizers of the inaugural Shimon Friedman Endodontic Symposium & Alumni Weekend to be held on June 7 to 9, 2018. The event is hosted by  the U of T Endodontic Alumni & Friends. Dr. Basrani joined me to give our viewers more information about the event, the scientific program and the social program.  Dr. Basrani is associate professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Endodontics in the Faculty of Dentistry at the Univ. of Toronto.  I hope you enjoy the conversation and attend the symposium if you can. As always, we welcome you ...

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If Not Tooth Decay Then How About Liver Decay!

I had the privilege of attending the International Association of Dental Research and the Canadian Association of Dental Research conference in March 2018. In the multitude of clinical sessions, I attended a keynote speaker session that was quite interesting. It was an invitation to revisit how we think about sugar-triggered tooth decay, dentistry, and health in general. The eminent speaker was Dr. Robert Lustig, who was kind enough to accept my invitation to speak about his session on CDA Oasis.  Dr. Lustig is an American pediatric endocrinologist. He is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, ...

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The CDA Seal Program: Validating Industry’s Claims

The CDA Seal Program independently validates specific oral health benefit claims made by the manufacturer of a product. The CDA Seal, and its accompanying statement, are found on products that have successfully completed the CDA review process. For the Canadian consumer, the CDA Seal provides reassurance that the product can improve their oral health in the ways specifically claimed by the manufacturer. For the manufacturer, the CDA Seal differentiates its products in the marketplace by highlighting their validated oral health benefits. To obtain the CDA Seal for a product, manufacturers are required to state the oral health benefit(s) that they ...

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Rethinking the Oral Signs of Leukemia

My guest, Dr. Erin Watson is a general dentist practicing at Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto. She presented the findings of a study that she and other colleagues conducted about the oral manifestations of leukemia and recently published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The article is titled: Prevalence of oral lesions in and dental needs of patients with newly diagnosed acute leukemia. Dr. Watson and her colleagues posed the hypothesis of whether or not the traditional thinking about oral manifestations of leukemia in patients still holds true or if oral health care providers should rethink how they ...

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To Retain or Extract a Tooth? Endo vs. Implants

Dr. Rakan Baaj presents a case where a decision had to be made to extract or retain a tooth for an implant.  Dr. Baaj is a board certified Prosthodontist. He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and a Fellow-Elect of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He teaches at the University of Toronto and he is a reviewer for a few journals in his field. I hope you find the presentation useful. We always welcome your feedback, suggestions, and questions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager HIghlights The question of whether or ...

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Drug Shortages: How Can We Run Out of Salt Water?

It is always a great learning moment when I host Dr. Mark Donaldson to tell me more about a given topic. This time, I invited him to speak about drug shortages, a phenomenon that oftentimes puts the patient at risk and leaves the oral health provider stranded. His article “Drug Shortages How do we run out of salt water?” provided a clear picture of how drugs can quickly disappear off the pharmacy shelves and what oral health and health care providers in general can do to mitigate this problem. Dr. Mark Donaldson is Senior Executive Director at Vizient, a national health care ...

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The Role of The Dentist and The Dental Team in Identifying Family Violence

On April 19, 2018, the Canadian Dental Association held its Canadian Oral Health Round table; and the theme of this year’s meeting was dentistry and family violence. A panel of various experts presented on the role of the dentist and the dental team in identifying the signs of family violence particularly when these signs present in the head and neck area of the body.  Family violence affects us all. It has negative social, financial and health impacts on those directly involved, as well as on their friends and family, colleagues, community and society at large. It is paramount that all ...

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